" The statement said that Abu Mrzooq informed Serry that it was necessary to speed up the process of reconstruction and permanently open all the closed crossing points with the Gaza Strip."
Gaza, Dec 11 - Hamas leaders Thursday called on the envoy of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to the Middle East to work harder on speeding up the stalled process of reconstruction in the Gaza Strip.

Leaders of Hamas movement in Gaza and envoy Robert Serry met in Gaza city Thursday, Xinhua reported citing the movement.

Following a 50-day large-scale air and ground military operation Israel waged on the Gaza Strip on July 8, the enclave was left with large-scale destruction of housing and infrastructure units.

International donors, who convened in Cairo Oct 12, pledged $5.4 billion for the reconstruction of Gaza. However, the process was obstructed due to growing tension between Israel and the Palestinians in the West Bank.

The Hamas statement said that its delegation, which met with Serry at the UN headquarters in Gaza city, was headed by Musa Abu Marzooq and Ghazi Hammad, a senior Hamas official.

The statement said that Abu Mrzooq informed Serry that it was necessary to speed up the process of reconstruction and permanently open all the closed crossing points with the Gaza Strip.

Serry had earlier also met with several ministers in the Palestinian unity government in Gaza, while hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated before the UN headquarters calling on the UN to speed up the reconstruction of their destroyed houses.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 
PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002427427
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.

STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for Asia
 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.